Episode 111: Yarn Wizard

 Thursday November 8, 2018

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

 

If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

Events:

 

Anniversary of Must Love Yarn AND Small Business Saturday!!! - November 24 2018

Come join us for our 3rd Anniversary Celebration!  It’s also Small Business Saturday, so there will be drawings and prizes and sale items.

  • In-Store - Bring non-perishable food items for the local food shelf and receive entries for 1 of 2 $50 Must Love Yarn Gift Cards (do not need to be present to win).  Every 2 items of non-perishable food will give you one entry
  • Online - Enjoy Free domestic (US only, sorry International customers)shipping on any online orders placed November 22, 2018-November 25, 2018  with the code FREESHIP3.  Our system only supports one coupon code, so the Free Shipping cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon codes.

  • KALs:

    • Mitten Tree K/CAL - Starting October 1, 2018 and running through November 30, 2018.  We are partnering with our local UPS Store to collect hand-made mittens, hats, or scarves for donation to their mitten tree.  Enter the KAL and give back
      • Not local to us?  If you can’t find a collection site near you, let us know and we can see if we can assist.  You can always pop your FO in the mail to us and we’ll get them donated for you.
        • Rules - WIPS a-okay on this one, its for charity
        • Each finished pair of mittens counts as an entry, same with hats and scarves/cowls
        • Can enter multiple sets of mittens, hats, scarves/cowls
        • FOs brought into the store or mailed to us will be entered into a separate drawing for prizes
    • Holiday ALONG - Starting November 1, 2018 and running through the end of December 2018.  Here are the rules:
      • WIPS Allowed
      • Non-knitting/crocheting items allowed
      • In the FO thread, explain with your photo how the item represents the holidays for you.
        • So this could be some gift knitting/crocheting/crafting (i.e. something you are making for someone else)
        • This could me a special meal or food that represents the holidays for you
        • This could be some tradition that your family has started (see Angela’s Advent Calendar with homemade ornaments and a wooden tree made by her husband)
        • These are just a few suggestions, don’t be limited by this list

    Prizes:

    • #mlymeerkat drawing:  and the winner is……stay tuned in the outtakes!
    November 09, 2018 by Angela Zaikowski

    Episode 092: No Yarn Desert

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Baah Yarn Savannah & New York - Kelly
    • Malabrigo Rios - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • Nothing to see here this week...

    WIPs :

    Upcoming Projects:

    Acquisitions:

    Events:

    KALs:

    • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show a C/KAL prize generously donated by Green Mountain Spinnery.
    • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Starts May 1, 2018 and runs through July 31, 2018.  Check out our Bundle on Ravelry for lots of pattern inspiration.  Use #MLYSummerKAL to share your progress on your summer tops.  Feel free to swatch before May 1st!

     

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Multicolor Summer Shawl Along - Shawl must have 3 or more colors to count.  No WIPS, cast on your project with everyone on June 15, 2018. Some suggestions for patterns:  Color Affection, Suburban Wrap, Exploration Station, Mystic Sunset, or others in the Ravelry Group Bundle.  K/CAL begins June 15, 2018 and runs through September 15, 2018.  We will have a chatter thread on Ravelry and a FO Thread, post on Instagram using #mlysummershawl so we can follow along too!
    • Mad Hatter Along (i.e. colorwork hat?)  

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • Jodi Shawl KAL FO Prizes….and the winner(s) are…... will be posted in the Ravelry Board in a few days. 

     

    SHOUT OUTS:

    • Thank you to everyone who came to the Meet the Farmers event.  It was a lot of fun, and so nice to meet everyone.

     

    New In Store:

    Episode 087: Yarn, Prizes & Cake!

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - Kelly
    • Lana Grossa Collino - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Upcoming Projects:

    Events:

    • June 2, 2018 in the afternoon - Meet the Farmers and Trunk Show.  Trunk shows with Green Mountain Spinnery and FiberStash Dyeworks.
    • June 9, 2018 - World Wide Knit in Public Day
    • July 13-29, 2018 - Great Northern Yarn Haul
    • July 14, 2018 - Latvian Colorwork Mittens Class with Donna Druchunas
    • July 28, 2018 - Evening at the Ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters

    KALs:

    • Jodi Shawl KAL - started April 1 and runs through May 31.  We will have more kits the weekend of April 7 from Peggy Jane Fibers. Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn.  More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.  Post your FO’s on the Finished Object thread for prizes. If you want to share your progress on Instagram, use #mlyjodikal so we can follow along!
    • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show some kits from Legacy Fiber Artz

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Starts May 1, 2018 and runs through July 31, 2018.  Check out our Bundle on Ravelry for lots of pattern inspiration.  Use #MLYSummerKAL to share your progress on your summer tops.  Feel free to swatch before May 1st!

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • Prizes for 2 year podiversary giveaways - and the winner is…...

     

    • We will be doing giveaways during the June 2, 2018 Meet the Farmer’s Event.  

     

    New In Store:

    Episode 084: Shawl City

     

     

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Queensland United Foursome - Kelly
    • Madelinetosh Sport - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • What? I am supposed to finish things? (Angela)
    • Jodi Shawl (Kelly)

    WIPs :

    UpComing Projects:

    Events:

    • April 21, 2018 - LYS Day.  
    • June 2, 2018 in the afternoon - Meet the Farmers and Trunk Show.  Trunk shows with Green Mountain Spinnery and FiberStash Dyeworks.
    • June 9, 2018 - World Wide Knit in Public Day
    • July 28, 2018 - Evening at the Ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters

    KALs:

    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 (February 9, 2018 is okay if you are using for Ravellenics) and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Still time to enter your FO’s in the Finished Object thread on Ravelry.
    • Jodi Shawl KAL - started April 1 and runs through May 31.  We will have more kits the weekend of April 7 from Peggy Jane Fibers. Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn.  More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.  Post your FO’s on the Finished Object thread for prizes. If you want to share your progress on Instagram, use #mlyjodikal so we can follow along!
    • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show some kits from Legacy Fiber Artz

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • We will be doing giveaways during the June 2, 2018 Meet the Farmer’s Event.  

     New In Store:

    Episode 082: Changes, Cashmere & Primrose

    Thursday March 22, 2018

     Show Notes:

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Cardiff Cashmere - Kelly - we show the Eowyn Mittens a WIP by Carol
    • In Stock Primrose yarn - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • Virgil (Angela)- OMG I am done!
    • Nothing (Kelly)

    WIPs :

    UpComing Projects:

    Acquisitions:

    KALs:

    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 (February 9, 2018 is okay if you are using for Ravellenics) and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash dyed up some kits for us for this pattern.

     

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Jodi Shawl KAL - starts April 1 and runs through May 31.  We have kits from Peggy Jane Fibers available for purchase or come up with your own color combos.  Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn. More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    Check out Primrose Yarn Co.’s website for kits for the Changes Shawl

    Episode 081: Angela Loves KALs

     

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Zuaberball & Zauberball Crazy - Kelly
    • Great Adirondack Organic Cotton - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    UpComing Projects:

    KALs:

    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 (February 9, 2018 is okay if you are using for Ravellenics) and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash dyed up some kits for us for this pattern.
    • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Jodi Shawl KAL - starts April 1 and runs through May 31.  We have kits from Peggy Jane Fibers available for purchase or come up with your own color combos.  Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn. More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.

    Other Mentions:

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    Episode 080: Rainbow of Yarn

     Wednesday March 7, 2018

     

    Show Notes

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Regia Tutti Frutti - Kelly
    • Great Adirondack Yarn Co Superwash Merino - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • Skunked again (Angela)
    • Nothing (Kelly)

    WIPs :

    UpComing Projects:

    KALs:

    • Hitchhiker KAL - started January 15, 2018 and runs through end of February 2018.  Use that special skein of sock yarn, knit a fun shawl project (Great option for the Jan/Feb box of the Seasons of Vermont yarn).
    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 (February 9, 2018 is okay if you are using for Ravellenics) and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash dyed up some kits for us for this pattern.
    • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Jodi Shawl KAL - starts April 1 and runs through May 31.  We have kits from Peggy Jane Fibers available for purchase or come up with your own color combos.  Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn. More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

    • Hitchhiker Shawl KAl Prizes - AND THE WINNER IS….we don’t want to spoil it here.  But we do announce in the episode.
    • Have you always wanted to come to VT?  See your friends at Must Love Yarn? XRX is hosting a giveaway for Camp Stitches (May 31- June 4), you can enter by following this link

     

    New In Store:

    Episode 75: Ridiculous Knitters

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly


    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Huasco, Huasco Heathers, Huasco Sock - Kelly
    • Katia Funny Rainbow - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the NYE Live Event and those who have watched the event since then.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at noon EST for the next Live Event.

    KALs:

    • Hitchhiker KAL - started January 15, 2018 and runs through end of February 2018.  Use that special skein of sock yarn, knit a fun shawl project (Great option for the Jan/Feb box of the Seasons of Vermont yarn).

    Upcoming KALs:

    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash is dyeing up some kits for us for this pattern.  KITS ARE IN!!! Gets Yours now.
    • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them!  More details to come! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.
    • Ravellenic Games - Runs from Opening to closing ceremonies (February 9-25) Team Sasquatch is a bunch of podcasters so you don’t have to pick your favorite.
      • Angela - I think Virgil is going to be my project.  Can I get it done during the games?  Stay tuned!

    GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  We Reached 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel!!!!! We show off some of the goodies to be included in the giveaway.  
    • Have you always wanted to come to VT?  See your friends at Must Love Yarn?  XRX is hosting a giveaway for Camp Stitches (May 31- June 4), you can enter by following this link

     

    New In Store:

    Episode 070: It's Actually About Yarn

    Thursday December 21, 2017

    Show Notes:

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Kelly - Must Love Yarn Gift Card ($60 gift card for $50)
    • Angela - Must Love Yarn Gift Card ($30 gift card for $25)
    • These coupon codes will only be good for one week.  They expire on December 29!
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are available from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • YouTube Live Stream on Sunday was a fantastic success!  You can still watch it, the archived version is up on the YouTube Channel and is available on iTunes.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Sunday December 31, 2017 for a New Year’s Eve Special Live Event!!! Start time will be approximately 7pm EST  

    KALs:

    • Sock along - Starts November 1 - December 31.  Socks, Socks, Socks…….Show us your socks! Knit or crochet, must post 2 finished socks, slippers, shorty socks in the FO thread.  Christmas stockings are allowed and only having one will count.  Mini socks if they are made into a bunting (i.e. lots of them) will also count.
    • Big Bulky Sweater Along!!!  Join Kelly and Angela as they knit Slouchy Pullover by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas.  KAL also runs between now and the end of December.  We’ll pull prizes on the YouTube Live NYE broadcast.

    Upcoming KALs:

    • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them!  More details to come!

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

    Shout-OUTS!

    • Jenn in Richmond!  Thanks for watching!
    • Jim & Patty (Sligospins) from CT

    Other Things We Mention

    Episode 069: Super Secret Stuff

    Thursday December 14, 2017

     

    Show Notes:

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Kelly - Woodland Animal Project Pouches
    • Angela - Berroco Vintage A new sweater pattern was released (Fountain) using Vintage.  Vintage is also great for hats, mittens, and baby items.
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are available from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • Not a thing for Angela
    • Nothing that Kelly can show

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • YouTube Live Stream on Sunday was a fantastic success!  You can still watch it, the archived version is up on the YouTube Channel and is available on iTunes.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Sunday December 31, 2017 for a New Year’s Eve Special Live Event!!! Start time will be approximately 7pm EST  
    • Trunk Show with FiberStash!!!  On Saturday, December 16, 2017 from noon to 3pm

    KALs:

    • Sock along - Starts November 1 - December 31.  Socks, Socks, Socks…….Show us your socks! Knit or crochet, must post 2 finished socks, slippers, shorty socks in the FO thread.  Christmas stockings are allowed and only having one will count.  Mini socks if they are made into a bunting (i.e. lots of them) will also count.
    • Big Bulky Sweater Along!!!  Join Kelly and Angela as they knit Slouchy Pullover by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas.  KAL also runs between now and the end of December.  We’ll pull prizes on the YouTube Live NYE broadcast.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

    Other Things We Mention